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Funding the StrobePack's journey to Black Rock City and the continued photographic adventures of Naked Lens Photography
Mark Kaplan
2,069 Facebook Friends
Carrollton, Texas
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

  • My name is Mark Kaplan, from Dallas, Texas. Although, many of you know me as Naked Lens Photography. I document such subcultures as burlesque, body suspension and the Burn community. Photography is my passion; and I share my photos with the world free of charge - http://nakedlens.org

  • The StrobePack is my latest project that fuses photography, music and interactive art. This man /machine combination breaks down the wall between observer and participant, creating more interesting images and an experience for both subjects and observers.

  • Donating to this project not only funds the StrobePack and its journey to Burning Man, but the equipment necessary for Naked Lens Photography to continue into the foreseeable future..

What We Need & What You Get

  • The bulk of the funding will go towards refreshing my photography equipment, specifically two camera bodies with battery grips, two new strobes, additional radio triggers, batteries and a solar power collection unit for rechargeable batteries. (Yes I’m trying to reduce my carbon footprint by going solar)

  • In keeping with the interactive nature of the StrobePack, the perks are primarily aimed at allowing donors to passively interact with the citizens of Black Rock City, through audio messages and music. Of course this funding goes beyond Burningman.

    Through your help Naked Lens Photography can continue to be a resource of free images for many upcoming events.

  •  If the goal isn’t met, any funds will still be applied directly towards photography equipment for the journey. It is my intention to start initially with one camera body and grip, and then move to accessories. As funds permit, I will be adding the additional camera. Any money above the goal will be used for high-grade  equipment, to better withstand the environment of the Playa and possibly more additions and modifications to the StrobePack..

The Impact

  • Simply put, active participation over simple observation makes better photographs; the nature of the StrobePack compliments natural curiosity and invites rather than repels interaction. Additionally, its conspicuousness helps to reduce the “Big Brother” effect. 

  • I feel that my photography both treats its subjects with the respect that they deserve, and provides those outside of the communities a window that will hopefully lead to understanding.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Although the primary goal for this campaign is the journey to Burning Man and collection of images to follow; all of the equipment will be used far beyond that. 
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raised by 77 people in 17 days
48% funded
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 26, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    My thanks and gratitude

    For allowing me to continue to share my art with you.

    2 claimed
  • $5USD
    StrobePack: Burning Man 2013

    A collection of images from Burning Man 2013. It is my intention to make this available in various e-publication formats, subject to approval of Burning Man Media & respective publishers.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    StrobePack Messenger

    A 30 second message that will be played on the Playa through the StrobePacks audio system. You can record this yourself, or it can be created from a message that you include with your donation. You may also specify a date for the message to be played - first come, first served Please note that messages are subject to approval, so please play nice. :)

    4 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Hi-resolution Photo

    One edited, high-resolution image of your choice, with a license for redistribution and printing. *Please note that image request must either be of you, or be accompanied by a letter of permission from the subject*

    16 claimed
  • $100USD
    StrobePack Audio Director

    One hour of StrobePack audio programming: Provide the music and audio for one hour on the Playa.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    StrobePack Party

    Select a destination for the StrobePack, as well as audio programming for two hours.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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